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Collaborative newsletter for ScienceMadness??


By the month like for instance making sodium metal by alcohol catalysis or nitric acid by transition metal salts was finished on 24 Oct link to the wiki it might make building the wiki easier it would have the current montlth and a point in history on that month or something like that.
I think this will raise awareness and interest in more experiments to further the study in that direction.




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[*] posted on 18-10-2018 at 11:02


Seems a bit forced. Some months are very busy while others may have very little to report on.

Edit: An annual report may be more feasible, and it would be a good stepping stone towards the journal.

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[*] posted on 18-10-2018 at 11:49


if there are any errors I appologize


Sciencemadness logo centered

Oct 2018 or
2018

Sodium metal has been made using everyday chemicals.

Similar to in a thread in sciencemadness fourm in which potassium is made in an armateur setting an obscure pathway to sodium metal by alcohol catalysis had been achieved using common chemicals. the chemicals sodium hydroxide tea tree oil and magnesium. Turning something ordinary to extraordinary is common with armature chemistry.
A turning point and Change in what is possible with so few chemicals.

What else has happened in 2018

Just a thought it's short have more to add this is what I have so far.

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[*] posted on 18-10-2018 at 12:37


Publishing every month might be a bit ambitious, but a semi-annual newsletter or perhaps an annual State of Mad Science report is an excellent idea. Hard deadlines will encourage people to get things accomplished and submit their work.



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[*] posted on 18-10-2018 at 13:06


I really like the idea of an annual report. It gives a sense of importance and "officialness" (I don't have a word for that). But a group of people would have to decide what to include: what is relevant and what is not. That might generate some conflict and competition between the members, maybe in the same way that the race for publication in presitigious journals does.

Or maybe a poll could select what makes it into the annual report? Maybe a poll with many criteria, for example: quality of the post, interest generated, impact on the amateur community, how successful it was, etc. as perceived by the members.

Maybe a "hot topics" section would be appropriate, where top-voted and recent threads could be rewarded. Like a thread-of-the-month but with some flexibility in the duration.

Just a few thoughts
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[*] posted on 18-10-2018 at 14:46


Quote: Originally posted by Heptylene  
I really like the idea of an annual report. It gives a sense of importance and "officialness" (I don't have a word for that).


Oh, that's called "flattery."

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But a group of people would have to decide what to include: what is relevant and what is not. That might generate some conflict and competition between the members, maybe in the same way that the race for publication in presitigious journals does.


You'd think that a single editor would be able to handle it.

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Or maybe a poll could select what makes it into the annual report? Maybe a poll with many criteria, for example: quality of the post, interest generated, impact on the amateur community, how successful it was, etc. as perceived by the members.


I really think this is the wrong approach. Chemistry isn't a popularity contest; any decison as to what makes it into the final newsletter should be made on rational grounds by people who are competent chemists.





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[*] posted on 18-10-2018 at 15:24


I'd be happy to write up the annual report! If it was to get published in January of each year I should be able to do it no problem, as I have a lot of free time in winter.



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[*] posted on 18-10-2018 at 15:58


Texium (zts16) sounds great I'm glad to see more interest in this.

Jjay great name
The State of Mad Science

What would be in the newsletter??
Experiments?
News about amature chemistry?
There are so many old good threads how about a history section like this month in history. All ideas

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[*] posted on 18-10-2018 at 20:24


  • Significant experiments presented by members
  • Significant new procedures -- since Nurdrage's progress on the sodium has occupied much of out thoughts and a bit of discussion. (Although I am not aware of anyone who is actually following his procedure yet.)
  • Significant postings and procedures in prepub
  • Changes in availability of chemicals / equipment.
  • Changes in legislation that affect members.

    Some things related to this community:
  • progress on the spam issue
  • we had SM member of the year a while back (thanks to aga). Maybe some accolades to individuals.
  • Highlights from some of the favourite threads: pretty pictures, tour my lab, that kind of thing
  • Personal developments: for example Tdep's great new (top secret) job doing chemistry for the military. Metacelsus heading off to the UK to pursue some great opportunities in education. Blagfost26 (not his real name) saying, "to hell with it: if you can't beat the system you may as well go all-in" and opening a corner store selling sodium perchlorate to card-carrying terrorists.
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